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Heap inactive again, as is Kolb, Housler

Posted by Darren Urban on November 20, 2011 – 12:47 pm

Tight end Todd Heap is inactive again, as is fellow tight end Rob Housler. Given hamstring and groin injuries, respectively, I wonder how much the slippery turf from all the rain played a factor. Not sure either would have played anyway, but one bad move could make those problems much worse with the wet grass. The Cards will work with just two tight ends Jim Dray and Jeff King, and also have two healthy fullbacks in Anthony Sherman and Reagan Maui’a.

Quarterback Kevin Kolb (turf toe) is inactive again too, so as expected, John Skelton will start.

Running back Beanie Wells is playing, and running back Frank Gore is playing for the 49ers.

The other inactives:

  • WR Stephen Williams
  • S Kerry Rhodes (foot)
  • LB Joey Porter (knee)
  • T D’Anthony Batiste

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25 Responses to “Heap inactive again, as is Kolb, Housler”

  1. By James on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    I wonder if they are wishing they hadn’t let Spach go now. At least he was consistent. Heap is a joke.

  2. By Chad on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Lol at Heap being a joke. Injuries happen. Get over your hate.

  3. By Brandon on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    He was pretty healthy with the ravens and then he comes to the cardinals and we never see him.

  4. By AndyStandsUp on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Sherman has a bum ankle, correct?
    How’s the field? Was it covered?
    Who benefits more from slippery grass, Wells or Gore?

  5. By Rodgerscromartie17 on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Mine as well replace Heap till he is ready to play, what a bust of a pick up, same with Bradley, all that money could of been spent on the o line and secondary

  6. By Codyw on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    i agree heap is a freaking joke he hasnt done anything to help this team this year i was excited when we got him but now im very disapointed grrr what a nancy boy

  7. By dylan on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Baltimore got Boldin 2 years back= huge win
    Baltimore unloaded Heap= Excellent decision

    Why is it that we keep getting guys who seem to be nearing the end and on the down side of the spectrum.

  8. By tucsteve on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    skelton who? he is choking big time. put in bartel or activate kolb

  9. By Eric Hutchins on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Hopefully todays performance will shut up the “Skelton is the future” chants!

  10. By GW on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    the 49’ers OWN the cards 5th straight victory over the cards .

  11. By Gary on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Yeh,right,Heap is a joke,James. Let’s look up the stats between Heap and Spach. Darren,can you set James straight?

  12. By Soares20 on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Darren,

    -Could you please inform me why our fans cannot seem to support a potential franchise QB (Kolb)?

    -Also could you please fill me in on why I guarantee you after this game everyone will be clamoring for Bartel and want to kick Skelton to the curb after supporting him so much, when we all should just be looking forward to Kolb getting healthy and getting reps?

  13. By CreditCard on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Just finished watching the 49ers whip the Cards. The coaching staff (again) looked letharic — of which it carried to the players. To me, the coaching staff appeared inactive. Team needs lots of personnel changes in order to be competitive. If I were the GM and other members of the Cardinal management — I would be embarrassed.

  14. By Tucsontim on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Offense should have to ride a bus home.

  15. By Tucsontim on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    We could have had McNabb last year but he wasn’t the right fit like Anderson. Now we have what we have. I still think Skelton is better than Kolb which means all hope is lost. The 49ers are set to dominate this division for a decade. The Cardinals are set to be what they always used to be.

  16. By Scott H on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Well…..so much for the 49ers taking the game lightly or maybe looking past the Cardinals to their game in 4 days on Thanksgiving. At least, I hope they didn’t look past the Cardinals…because if they did, then I don’t even want to see how badly the 49ers beat us when they ARE focused. Today was just awful. We were beaten up and we were beaten down by a team we are nowhere near being able to compete with. Sad. But the final score is about what should have been reasonably expected. And that was WITH Alex Smith missing at least 2 early TD’s with bad throws to wide open receivers in the end zone. It should have been worse. Not much to say here…we were just beaten by a better team. Period.

    And Todd Heap? If he is not the most useless FA signing during the last several years, then I don’t know who is. A complete waste of whatever he is being paid. Even if he were on the field, I think he would be having no impact whatsoever.

    Once again, we look like we don’t really know who our QB is…that may not be a completely fair statement to make with Kolb hurt right now. I assume Kolb will return to the line-up when he is able to play again. We can only hope that he will be better than he’s been when that day comes. Otherwise, we really will not know who our QB is and THAT will suck considering what we gave up to get Kolb.

  17. By Chuck 1 on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Signing Heap is another example of Graves and Whiz going after veterans who are past their prime.
    See also Faneca, Porter and Haggans.
    just because Graves and Whiz can get them for a bargain basement price doesn’t mean that they will perform as they did previously.
    SPEND THE MONEY TO GET SOMEONE WHO IS IN HIS PRIME!!!

  18. By wnycardfan on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    so Frustrated with this team. Although there are moments that make you feel good, there is always a let down. Can we just be consistent??? PLEASE. DEF still looked decent. But if you have to be on the field 44 min of a 60 min game, you are screwed.
    Where was the offense today? OK, SF is a big time DEF, but still. NO running game, obviously passing stunk. I’m surprised Skelton did that badly. We can’t seem to get a QB to save our butts. With the exception of the 2 years where Warner turned it on, the last 10 have been DISMAL. What’s even more worrisome than Skelton, is I am not sure how much better Kolb would have been. I am just so sick of being the high school team that plays with the pro’s, that’s all.
    OK, good 2 win streak. My prediction is Kolb is not ready for next week’s game, so we play Skelton again, hoping he isn’t demoralized by his play and Coach’s throwing him completely under the bus in the press release (what coach does that????).
    I just see more like today on the horizon this season. I hope I’m wrong

  19. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Ozzie Newsome is a smart man. He obviously knew something the Cards didn’t about Heap – easily the biggest free-agent bust in the NFL this year.

    And Andy Reid, he also knew something the Cards didin’t know about we know who.

  20. By John on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Heap was a waste of money. He has a history of injuries. Only reason that he was signed is that he is a local guy form ASU. Typical Rod Graves dumb move.

  21. By Craig on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t think any TE had a catch today, the whole offense was a joke. They take out Skelton when he is usually at his best (when it counts). Granted he sucked for the first three quarters. Still don’t think Bartel is any improvement. Well we’re back in the running for Luck.

  22. By BIG RED on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Oh I assure you Kolb starts next week, its the Rams,so they have to make him look good. For sure they wouldn’t start him against the cowboys cause of there pass rush. Most of the team is young and so is Skelton so let him grow with the team. We’re already out of it, so let’s go Cardinals!

  23. By Craig on Nov 20, 2011 | Reply

    Why can’t we have a big name offensive cordinator like every other good NFL team? Keep Wiz as head coach, but get a OC in here.

  24. By BIG RED 66 on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Darren,
    I think you forgot that the entire offensive coaching staff and players were also inacative this week. Good job D, considering you were on the field for 3 quarters. We are the 2nd worst team in the NFL. Hopefully we take the 2nd pick and trade for some o line. Entire offensive staff needs to be shown the door. I know Skelton was horrible but so was the play calling. What is the deal with Heap, it seems the injury was far worse that revealed.

  25. By Craig on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Totally agree BIG RED, I have been saying all year that this team needs offensive line help big time. Here’s my thought, Russ Grimm out, Sendlein center, Colledge, Lutui are the guards and GET TWO NEW TACKLES! PERIOD. Yes draft tackles, draft tackles and draft tackles until you have two pro bowl talented tackles. Then you will see an offense capable of staying on the field for more than 3 plays.

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